Traffic Safety Facts: Lives and Costs Saved by Motorcycle Helmets
In 2014 the use of motorcycle helmets saved an estimated 1,669 lives. An additional 660 lives would have been saved in 2014 if all motorcyclists had worn helmets. Nearly $3 billion in economic costs and more than $18 billion in comprehensive costs were saved in 2014 by the use of motorcycle helmets. If all motorcyclists had worn helmets in 2014, an additional $1 billion in economic costs and $7 billion in comprehensive costs could have
been saved. Economic costs include lost productivity, medical costs, legal and court costs, emergency medical service costs, insurance administration costs, congestion costs, property damage, and workplace losses. Comprehensive costs include these economic costs plus the valuation for lost quality of life.